Taking place on the beautiful Adriatic coastline in the medieval town of Rovinj, Unknown features live music from the legendary Chic Ft. Nile Rodgers, critically-acclaimed and much lauded actsChvrches, Wild Beasts, Mount Kimbie and Jungle, breakthrough trio London Grammar and pioneering Berlin outfit Moderat. DJ sets from Brit nominees Disclosure, Jamie XX, DJ Harvey,Prins Thomas, John Talabot and Hot Since 82 are among over 50 artists performing.
Monday 8th September WELCOME BOAT 4PM | £20 – The Sonic Emporium / People Get Real / Mike Jones
Tuesday 9th September SECRETSUNDAZE X NOFITSTATE 1PM | £20 – Giles Smith & James Priestley / Si Baker & Geddes TOURIST 6PM | £20 – Eric Duncan / Bad Passion / Last Waltz
Wednesday 10th September KRANKBROTHER X FACT 1PM | £30 – George Fitzgerald / Kink DJ Set RA 6PM | £30 – Optimo / DJ KOZE
Thursday 11th September FUTURE DISCO X THUMP 1PM | £30 – Eats Everything / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs / Dom Chung TWEAKAHOLIC 6PM | £30 – Jackmaster / Grainger
Unknown Croatia is already set to be the musical highlight for thousands this summer, not content with offering arguably the best line-up of the season set within a croatian paradise, Unknown can reveal they will play host to a world first in 2013. The first ever Boiler Room Island will be available to a limited number of festival ticket holders on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th, whilst hundreds of thousands will be able to watch the Adriatic anthems unfold via the Boiler Room website. Django Django and PBR Streetgang will both be making their debut Boiler Room appearance on the island, joined by Bill Brewster, Craig Richards, Jackmaster and Optimo. Today's announcement comes with the news thatUnknown's incredible boat parties have sold out and the festival issue a ticket warning as main event tickets run low. Unknown Croatia tickets available at £109 + BF www.unknowncroatia.com
The inaugural Unknown Croatia is undoubtably one of the best ways to enjoy the final rays of sun in 2013. Set against turquoise waters and white sands, Unknown has again broken the boundaries of expectation welcoming the first ever Boiler Room Island to the Croatian event. Now a global entity, Boiler Room have streamed sets from legendary DJs to underground start ups throughout the world, inviting a select number of fans to an intimate DJ set which is streamed live to millions across the globe. Those unable to make it to Unknown will be able to tune in between 2pm and 6pm CET (1pm – 5pm GMT) to witness the party in real time.
Visible from the mainland but connected only by boat, Boiler Room Island will no doubt be the climax for an exclusive few at this years Unknown, with a capacity of just 120 people, tickets will be in high demand. Mercury Award nominees Django Django will make their inaugural appearance for Boiler Room at Unknown on Thursday 12th September, joined by acclaimed writer and industry insider Bill Brewster and We Love residents PBR Streetgang. Friday 13th welcomes a back to back set from the northern contingent, Glaswegian selector Jackmaster and DJ duo Optimo, completed by Fabric resident Craig Richards.
With Unknown just a week away, organisers have revealed day splits for this year's line-up. Tuesday sees world-class DJs and producers taking over the Forest, Mad Ferret and Unit 44 x Kid Acne stages with Erol Alkan, Jamie XX and Jackmaster, while on Wednesday the live performances kick off with Jessie Ware, TEED and The Horrors launching the Main Stage. Thursday welcomes the newly announced Boiler Room Island featuring Django Django and Friday opens with a paint fight on Main Stage before Disclosure, Lulu James, Jon Hopkins and more take to the stage to deliver an eclectic mix of house, soul and electronica to festival-goers all the way into to Saturday morning.
With only six days to go, excitement is mounting as artists and revellers travel from all sides of the globe with anticipation for what is set to be an idyllic end to the summer season. Offering immersive and mystical adventures across six stages, ticket holders can visit the Mad Ferret's Mirror World for a taste of the otherworldly or stumble upon Just A little Moroccan Medina, a secluded forest clearing to sit back and unwind. Taking place from 10th – 14th September, Unknown will feature the likes of Jessie Ware, The Horrors, Richie Hawtin, Moderat, Jamie xx and many more.
BOAT PARTIES HOSTED BY: 20 Years Of Kompakt / Beats In Space / Bugged Out / D:Edge / Eat Your Own Ears / Ene & Esp / FACT Mag / Gottwood x Future Disco / Hivern / Innervisions / Kubicruise / Phantasy Boat / Secretsundaze / Straight Up / Tweak-A-Holic / Wax:On
BOAT PARTY DJ SETS FROM: Ame / Chida / Daniel Avery / Dixon / DJ Kent aka The Blackwoods / DJ Koze / Erol Alkan / Floating Points / Four Tet / Jackmaster / Jaime xx / John Talabot / Julio Bashmore / Justin Robertson / Love Fingers / Michael Mayer / Optimo / Paaws / Paul Woolford / Pional / Spencer / Tim Sweeney
PROGRAMME MONDAY: Pool Arena – Day Emma / Last Magpie / People Get Real / Zutekh DJs Forest Death on the Balcony / Mike Jones / Mono Cult DJs / People Get Real / The Sonic Emporium / Trouble Vision / Volte-Face / Youandewan Mad Ferret Bad Passion / Butterside Up DJs / Dirty Talk DJs / Itchy Pig DJs / Last Waltz / Red Laser Disco / Reviveher
TUESDAY: Pool Arena Butterside Up DJs / Death on The Balcony / Dom Chung Pool Arena Mulletover: Geddes / Michael Mayer / Ryan Elliot Forest Erol Alkan / Jackmaster / Jamie XX / Lindstrom Live / Mike Jones / Oneman / Prins Thomas / Regulate DJs / The Sonic Emporium Mad Ferret Butter Side Up DJs / DJ Koze / Last Waltz / Mark E / Reviveher / Thunder / Toby Tobias Unit 44 x Kid Acne Daniel Avery / Dunny / Eskimo Twins / Gottwood Djs / Remi Mazet / Tom Grainger
WEDNESDAY: Main Stage Games – Limbo! Dutch Uncles / Factory Floor / Jagwar Ma / Jessie Ware / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs / The Horrors Pool Arena -By Day Mono Cult DJs / The Sonic Emporium / Tom Grainger Pool Arena – By Night Death on the Balcony / Dominic & Harri / Kerri Chandler / PBR Streetgang Forest Butter Side Up / Floating Points / George Fitzgerald / James Holden / Last Magpie / Mike Jones / People Get Real / Scuba Mad Ferret Bad Passion / Danielle Baldelli / Dirty Talk / Lovefingers / Red Laser Disco / The Backwoods v Chida Unit 44 x Kid Acne Bad Passion / Dom Chung / Eskimo Twins / Justin Robertson / The Sonic Emporium / Waze & Odyssey / Zutekh DJs
THURSDAY: Main Stage Games – Tug O'War! Clean Bandit / East India Youth / Four Tet / Moderat / SBTRKT DJ Set / Theme Park Pool Arena – By Day Last Waltz / People Get Real / Tom Grainger Pool Arena – By Night Eskimo Twins / Maceo Plex / Tiga / Zutekh DJs Forest Ame / Dixon / FCL / Giles Smith / Henrik Schwarz Live / James Priestley / Mono Cult DJs / Youandewan Mad Ferret Bill Brewster / Hardway Brothers / Itchy Pig / Jo Hart / Scott Fraser & Timothy Fairplay / Thunder / Tim Sweeney Unit 44 x Kid Acne Dollop DJs / Jackmaster / Ollie Patten / PBR Streetgang / Renato Ratier / Spacestation DJs / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs DJ Set Boiler Room Island Django Django / Bill Brewster / PBR Streetgang
FRIDAY: Main Stage Games – Paint Fight Disclosure / Django Django / Jon Hopkins / Julio Bashmore / Lu Lu James / Paaws / Richie Hawtin Pool Arena – By Day Bad Passion / Mike Jones / The Sonic Emporium Pool Arena – By Night CRAIG RICHARDS / MONO_CULT DJS / NINA KRAVIZ / TALE OF US Forest Cyril Hahn / Death on the Balcony / John Talabot / Joy Orbison / Paul Woolford / People Get Real / Richy Ahmed / Subb An Mad Ferret Bad Passion / Butter Side Up / Coyote / Last Waltz / Lazer Cave DJs / Optimo / Todd Terje Unit 44 x Kid Acne Dragnet DJs / Dunny / Man Power / Ollie Patten / Remi Mazet / Rothmans Boiler Room Island Optimo b2b Jackmaster / Craig Richards
SATURDAY: Afterparty Secret guests Pool Arena – By Day Gottwood DJs / Mike Jones / Zutekh DJs Pool Arena – By Night Bad Passion / Last Waltz Forest People Get Real / The Sonic Emporium
BANG THE BOX – LOVEBOX, FRIDAY 15th JULY 2011 by Lovebox Official
With an eclectic spread of DJs, producers and crews over the course of all three days culminating in unforgettable ultimate finales where the crowds will see 3 DJ greats join forces behind the decks for a one off – never before heard ‘BACARDÍ Together Set’.
Included in the impressive BACARDÍ Get Together line up is Italian-Belgian maestro, Aeroplane, founders of legendary Glasgow club night and celebrated DJs in their own right, Optimo, renowned bass heavy electronic house duo Jack Beats, purveyors of the New York Disco scene In Flagranti and DFA Records’ Euro-disco, Detroit techno and Chicago house influenced The Juan Maclean.
A festival first, Rinse FM will be bring their underground sound right back to its roots. To many fans of underground music, Rinse FM is London – without Rinse, dubstep, grime, UK Funky and the current wave of “post-dubstep” creatives wouldn’t exist the way you know them.FWD>>RINSE will be bringing one third of Magnetic Man, Skream, Kode9, Roll Deep and many more to their arena.
Busy P is boasting an Ed Banger party not to be missed offering Friday-goers sets from SebastiAn, Cassius and more. Notorious culture magazine, Vice’s arena gives us appearances from Spank Rock, Flying Lotus and Hudson Mohawke and the Gaymer’s main stage offers performances from Metronomy, Beardyman, Example and Washed Out. You’d be hard pushed to find better value at £28.50 for a ticket.
Sunday on the Relentless Energy Drink Arena will be taken over by Jodie Harsh’s Circus, where she will be bringing her famous parties out of the warehouse and into the park. The London icon and life and soul of the party will be joined by an immense line-up of friends, including Filthy Dukes, Fred Falke and Style Of Eye.
Over on the main stage, festival goers will be treated to appearances from Swedish dance sensation, Robyn, the wildly flamboyantScissor Sisters, mixing maestros 2 Many DJs, music and style icons Blondie and R&B star Kelis.
As if that isn’t enough, Lovebox 2011 will also see the return of NYC Downlow, the infamous US import which fuses cabaret, performance and music in one strikingly unmissable individual space and which can only be witnessed in all its eye-popping glory here. Horse Meat Disco residents James Hillard, Jim Stanton and Filthy Luka, will be throwing a gloriously messy party alongsideTensnake, Severino and The Shit RobotShow (Live)
Saturday’s Music Safari will see Hospitality hosting the Relentless Energy Drink Arena, with performances from two of the original pioneers of the jungle and drum & bass scenes High Contrast and Shy FX and legendary reggae DJ, David Rodigan. Saturday-goers can expect plenty of cheap thrills and infectious pop from Holy Ghost!’s BACARDÍ Get Together performance.Mulletover aren’t afraid to take risks, winning the heart of the London underground scene and this year is no different – they return to Lovebox to host the Dance Arena, and bring with them world-renowned UK electronica duo and Lovebox founders Groove Armada, alongside Canadian futuristic, synth-driven, underground talent Art Department. Together, Warm and Electric Minds will beprogramming the NYC Downlow, weaving through deep house, techno and bass music, by bringing together the likes of Ame, Sebo K, MCDE, Appleblim andFloating Points
FRIDAY 15TH JULY / BANG THE BOX – LOVEBOX FESTIVAL
RELENTLESS ENERGY DRINK ARENA HOSTED BY ED BANGER:
CARTE BLANCHE (DJ MEHDI & RITON)
FWD >> RINSE FM STAGE
ROLL DEEP / DJ & MC SET
GEENEUS & TIPPA
ROSKA & JAMIE GEORGE
PLASTICIAN & P MONEY
N-TYPE & YOUNGSTA
* RINSE FM BROADCAST
VICE / NYC DOWNLOW
FLYING LOTUS / live
PHOTEK / live
THE BACARDI GET TOGETHER
JAYMO & ANDY GEORGE
WORK IT / VIP STAGE
WORK IT GIRLS
LIVIN’ PROOF DJS (DJ Rags, DJ Khalil, DJ Snips and Budgie)
SATURDAY 16th JULY – LOVEBOX FESTIVAL
SNOOP DOGG PERFORMING DOGGYSTYLEFT DAZ DILLINGER AND KURUPT (THA DOGG POUND), RBX, LADY RAGE, WARREN G AND JOE COOL
SOUND OF ARROWS
ROSS ALLEN (DJ)
THE JOY FORMIDABLE
DRY THE RIVER
THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION
FOSTER THE PEOPLE
RELENTLESS ENERGY DRINK ARENA HOSTED BY HOSPITALITY:
LONDON ELEKTRICTY (FT ELSA ESMERELDA)
CAMO + KROOKED
LOGISTICS (FT NATALIE WILLIAMS)
WAH WAH 45’S SOUNDSYSTEM
MC’S – DYNAMITE, WREC, AD, SP:MC, STAMINA
THE BACARDI GET TOGETHER
LOVEBOX DANCE ARENA HOSTED BY MULLETOVER GROOVE ARMADA PRESENT RED LIGHT SETH TROXLER ART DEPARTMENT GEDDES
NYC DOWNLOW HOSTED BY WARM / ELECTRIC MINDS AME SEBO K MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE APPLEBLIM FLOATING POINTS MARK E